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Revitalized Norwegian Dawn Returns to New York

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After nearly ten years, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new and improved Norwegian Dawn has returned to its home port in New York City. As of Saturday, May 11, 2019, the newly revitalized ship has recently reopened for voyages to Florida and the Bahamas, as well as Canada and New England, for the first time out of New York City since 2010.

The ship began renovations in 2016 as a part of the Norwegian Edge Program. Norwegian Cruise Line founded this program with the vision to hold their entire fleet to a higher standard of excellence, which is proven in the refurbishment of the Norwegian Dawn. Passengers can now enjoy her updated design and decor along with several brand new restaurants and bars, including Los Lobos Cantina and The Cellars: A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. On top of this, the ship’s unique Garden Villas were also remodeled, which hold the title of the largest suites in the entire Norwegian fleet.

As of this past Saturday, Norwegian Dawn has begun again to sail a mix of week-long cruises that will visit Orlando, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and the Cruise Line’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. The ship will also visit destinations in Canada and New England including Newport, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Saguenay and Quebec City; and Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.

For more information on the Norwegian Dawn, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

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May 14, 2019   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Announces Grand Opening of Perfect Day at CocoCay

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For Royal Caribbean guests headed to the Caribbean, vacation just got better. On May 6, 2019, Royal Caribbean opened the long awaited Perfect Day at CocoCay!

CocoCay, Bahamas has long been a popular destination on Royal Caribbean itineraries, but now it has been revamped to include a thrilling waterpark, helium balloon ride and other great amenities! A $250 million investment has turned a beautiful private island into an exclusive oasis, with activities for the whole family!

For more information on having your Perfect Day at CocoCay, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

Infinity pool on CocoCay beach

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May 9, 2019   2 Comments

Windstar Cruises Announces 2020 James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruises

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The James Beard Foundation is a culinary organization that is dedicated to celebrating the culinary accomplishments of chefs in America. As the Official Cruise Line of The James Beard Foundation, Windstar Cruises is rewarding guests with six new culinary cruises for 2020! The following cruises are a foodie’s dream, featuring local food and wine tours, specialty dishes and the oversight of Windstar’s Executive Chef Graeme Cockburn who designs one-of-a-kind pairing menus during each sailing.

A caviar canape

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May 9, 2019   No Comments

Princess Expands Ocean Medallion Program to 6 More Ships

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Ocean Medallion, which first debuted in 2017, is a Princess Cruises exclusive experience that personalizes your vacation every step of the way. The entire ship is at your fingertips with this experience, featuring a seamlessly integrated mobile app that does not require a WiFi package to use!

Currently, this experience is available on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, and Royal Princess, and will be on Sky Princess when she debuts in October 2019!  According to Princess Cruises’ president Jan Swartz, guests are loving this new platform:

“Our guests who have experienced MedallionClass on Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess have enthusiastically embraced the OceanMedallion. We are thrilled with the response and working to extend Princess MedallionClass to more guests around the world.”

A guest using her medallion

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May 9, 2019   No Comments

Viking Expands Nile River Experiences with New Ship, Viking Osiris, and Pre-cruise Packages

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Just one year after debuting on the Nile River with Viking Ra, Viking River Cruises has announced the launch of a new ship scheduled to set sail in 2020. Viking Osiris will hit the water with a maximum of 82 guests, featuring the clean, classic design for which Viking’s river ships are known.

Viking Osiris rendering

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May 3, 2019   1 Comment

Celebrate, Discover, Create: MSC Cruises Announces Martha Stewart Partnership

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Beginning aboard the MSC Armonia and MSC Seaside in June 2019, guests will have the chance to experience a more immersive experience in the Caribbean with acclaimed chef and lifestyle expert, Martha Stewart. Experiences on these exclusive cruises are both onboard and ashore, allowing guests to experience the Caribbean with MSC Cruises like never before. The theme of Martha Stewart cruises with MSC is Celebrate, Discover, Experience, and they include the following special experiences:

MSC Seaside sailing

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April 25, 2019   No Comments

10 Incredible Itineraries You Have to Sail to Believe

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This article is for anyone who has ever seen pictures of a destination, and then visited it in person only to discover that the real thing somehow falls short of the Photoshopped, carefully cropped photos. Why? Because what follows are ten of the most incredible cruise itineraries that you have to see sail to believe—cities, sites and destinations so stunning that no photo comes close to matching the feeling of wonder you’ll have when you experience one of these itineraries yourself.

The voyages that follow might summon images of brave explorers venturing into uncharted waters. Others feature remote destinations so otherworldly or secluded that you’ll wonder if you’ve left the planet! Still others bring to life history and cultures that could never be so vividly captured in the pages of any book. The constant, however, is that they invite you to set sail for, well, something you can’t understand until you experience it yourself!

With this sentiment, we present ten of the most incredible cruise itineraries you have to sail to believe:

Quito & Galapagos Inner/Outer Loops | 10/11 Nights
Departing July 2019 – Dec 2020 aboard Celebrity Flora (Celebrity Cruises)
Roundtrip Quito, Ecuador

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Most Incredible for… your ability to see and get near an abundance of wildlife that you won’t see anywhere else in the world!

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April 23, 2019   No Comments

10 Must-see Animals of the Galapagos

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In 1835, renowned scientist Charles Darwin set foot in the Galapagos Islands and thus began the notoriety for the wildlife that inhabit the beautiful archipelago. A five week trip to these islands changed Darwin’s views and inspired On the Origin of Species, one of the most well-known biology texts from the time period. Today, nearly 200 years after Darwin and the HMS Beagle cruised the Galapagos, so can you! And the endemic wildlife is the same, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the top 10 animals in the Galapagos!

 

Now that you know about all of the incredible wildlife in the Galapagos, what are you waiting for? Call 1-800-377-9383 today so one of our expert consultants at The Cruise Web can help plan your once-in-a-lifetime cruise to the Galapagos Islands!

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April 22, 2019   No Comments

Silversea Announces Silver Origin, Exclusively for the Galapagos

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In 2020, Silversea Cruises brings understated Italian luxury to the Galapagos on their first ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin. When cruising the Galapagos on Silver Origin, guests will be treated to an extraordinarily immersive experience that can only be had with Silversea. The all-suite Silver Origin, featuring regionally inspired cuisine and a team of Ecuadorian naturalists, will inspire discovery in elegant comfort.

Zodiac tour in Galapagos

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April 11, 2019   No Comments

Family Feud Live to Debut Aboard Carnival’s Mardi Gras

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

When Carnival Cruise Line’s revolutionary Mardi Gras hits the seas in 2020, she will feature an all-new entertainment line-up, highlighted by the television classic, Family Feud! Through an exclusive partnership with Fremantle, the show, which has been running for over 40 years, will take to the seas for a live, onboard rendition starring you and your family!

Carnival Mardi Gras Rendering

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April 11, 2019   1 Comment